Audit Associate

Audit Associate Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Audit Associate job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • External Audit
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
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  • Internal Controls
  • Financial Statements
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Tax
  • Financial Audits
  • Internal Audit
  • Microsoft Access
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Assurance
  • Financial Statement Auditing
  • Finance
  • Certified Public Accounting (CPA)
  • Income Tax
  • Statutory Audit
  • Tally ERP
  • Taxations

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Resume Skills: Regulation

Resume Skills: Frameworks

Resume Skills: Techniques

  • Risk Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Compliance Testing
  • Internal Controls
  • Forecasting
  • Risk Assessment
  • Fraud Detection
  • Financial Statement Review
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Resume Skills: Accounting Software

  • QuickBooks
  • FreshBooks
  • Xero
  • NetSuite
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Advanced knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Oracle
  • and SAP
  • SAP
  • PeopleSoft
  • Sage 50
  • MS Excel
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Zoho Books
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Resume Skills: Analytical Tools

Resume Skills: Risk Management Tools

Resume Skills: Other Tools

Resume Skills: Data Analysis Tools

Resume Skills: Other

Resume Skills: Audit Software

Resume Skills: Financial Analysis Tools

Resume Skills: Data Visualization/Reporting Tools

Resume Skills: Languages

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Sample Audit Associate Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Audit Associate
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2021 - Present
Senior Audit Associate
Initiated and completed the shift to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), increasing the company's tax efficiency by 15%
Led the implementation of internal controls, driving operational efficiency up by 25%
Reduced client audit time by 35% by automating certain aspects of financial audits
Performed financial accounting duties to enforce compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Boosted client satisfaction scores by 20% by delivering timely and accurate financial statements
Ernst & Young July 2017 - January 2021
Audit Associate
Efficiently conducted external audits, reducing errors by 50%
Implemented a strategy for financial analysis which improved efficiency by 30%
Provided assistance in account reconciliation, reducing outstanding payments by 45%
Ford Motor Company January 2016 - June 2017
Junior Auditor
Developed proficiency in Microsoft Access to streamline audit processes
Carried out statutory audit procedures under supervision
Resume Worded Institute February 2021
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Addressed in-depth fundamentals within the internal audit field
Resume Worded University May 2017
Master of Science in Accounting and Finance
Specialized Course: Advanced Auditing and Assurance
Actively participated in corporate finance seminars
Accounting Software: QuickBooks, FreshBooks, Xero, NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics
Analytical Tools: SAS, Excel (Advanced), ACL, IDEA, Tableau
Compliance and Regulations: SOX, GAAP, IFRS, SEC Regulations
Risk Management Tools: RiskMetrics, Palisade @RISK, Oracle Crystal Ball
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - 2018
Leadership & Volunteering: Treasurer at Local Non-profit Welfare Society - 2017-2019
Projects: Part of a team that handled E&Y's audit project for a Fortune 500 company
Awards: Winner of Ernst & Young's 'Excellence in Auditing' Award - 2019
Your Name
Senior Financial Auditor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2022 - Present
Senior Financial Auditor
Led a team of auditors to achieve financial audit goals, resulting in an improved efficiency by 30%
Developed complex financial reporting tools, which reduced reporting errors by 40%
Executed internal audits independently, leading to a 20% decline in financial discrepancies
Safeguarded company assets by implementing rigorous internal controls
Delivered comprehensive assurance service that improved client relationships by 25%
Amazon November 2017 - February 2022
Financial Auditor
Presented in-depth financial analyses to top-tier executives, resulting in a significant budget reallocation
Proactively ensured the adherence of the company's financial statements to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Reduced external audit timeline by leveraging advanced audit technologies
PwC October 2016 - October 2017
Audit Associate
Directed income tax audits, saving the company $2M in potential penalties
Assisted in the planning and execution of annual statutory audits
Resume Worded Institute April 2017
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) - Level III
Completed Level III examination during tenure at PwC part-time
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master of Business Administration - Finance
Concentration: Corporate Finance and Investment Management
Accounting Software: Advanced knowledge of QuickBooks, Oracle, and SAP
Frameworks: IFRS, GAAP, COSO, SOX 404
Techniques: Risk Management, Financial Analysis, Compliance Testing, Internal Controls, Forecasting
Other Tools: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel), SQL, Bloomberg Terminal
Certifications: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Leadership & Volunteering: Treasurer - Resume Worded Professional Auditors Association (2020-Present), Finance Volunteer - Local Animal Shelter (2017-2019)
Professional Development: Attended Annual Auditing Conferences (2016-2022)
Your Name
Audit Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Audit Analyst
Streamlined auditing processes, resulting in a 30% increase in efficiency and adherence to Sarbanes-Oxley regulations
Undertook complex analysis of financial data, identified discrepancies and improved overall internal controls by 40%
Led a team of junior auditors, providing mentorship and guidance aligned with business process improvements
JP Morgan January 2017 - December 2019
Audit Analyst
Reduced risk exposure by championing a comprehensive risk management strategy, saving the company $1M annually
Improved financial reporting accuracy by 25% through proficient use of SQL for in-depth data analysis
Conducted thorough audits that complied with both HIPAA and GAAP, enhancing company's regulatory compliance
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2018
Master of Business Administration - Accounting Specialization
Awards: Dean's List 2018 (Top 10%)
Resume Worded University June 2016
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Minors in Business Administration and Finance
Corporate Audit Internship during Summer 2015
Audit and Accountancy Softwares: ACL, IDEA, ProSystem fx, Intuit QuickBooks, Peachtree, Microsoft Dynamics
Data Analysis: Excel (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, Macros), SQL, SPSS Statistics, Tableau
Regulatory Standards: Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), GAAP, IFRS, COSO Framework, Risk Management
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), German (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Projects: Conducted Financial Audit of XYZ Corporation as part of MBA capstone project
Leadership and Volunteering: Active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA)
Awards & Achievements: Winner at the ABC University case study challenge, 'Best Team Leader' award at JP Morgan
Your Name
Senior Financial Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2018 - Present
Senior Financial Analyst
Boosted profit margins by 35% after implementing innovative financial analysis strategy
Streamlined account reconciliation process leading to savings of 30 hours per month
Successfully coached a team in adherence to financial accounting principles, raising team's efficiency by 15%
Goldman Sachs January 2016 - January 2018
Financial Analyst
Increased Medicare profitability by 20% through thorough financial analysis
Reduced number of insurance claims discrepancies by 45% via improved internal controls
Benefits optimization led to annual savings of $500K in company's expenditures
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2015
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Finance
Concentration in Investment Strategies
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Science (BS) - Finance
Majored in Finance, Minored in Economics
Awards: Dean's List 2011 (Top 10%)
Financial Analysis: Cost Analysis, Variance Analysis, Profit Margin Analysis, Cash Flow Analysis
Modeling & Forecasting: Financial Modeling, Budget Forecasting, Financial Projections, Financial Statement Forecasting
Software Applications: Microsoft Excel (Advanced, incl. Pivot Tables and VLOOKUP), SAP, Tableau, Oracle Financials, QuickBooks
Additional Skills: Quantitative Analysis, Risk Management, Financial Reporting, Compliance, GAAP, IFRS
Certifications: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) - Level II, Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Professional Development: Attended regular industry workshops and seminars to stay up-to-date with the latest financial trends and practices
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Financial Consultant – Nonprofit Finance Fund (Assisted with the development of budgeting and forecasting tools)
Publications: Authored financial analytics article for 'The Financial Analyst Journal'
Your Name
Risk Management Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2019 - Present
Risk Management Specialist
Reduced company's aggregate risk by 40% by implementing robust risk management strategies
Efficient application of data analysis methods has reduced data inconsistencies by 35%
Successfully mitigated HIPAA related legal issues resulting in annual savings of $2M
Morgan Stanley December 2015 - February 2019
Risk Analyst
Decreased financial risk by designing and implementing a fleet of internal controls
Improved overall risk reporting accuracy by 50% through advanced data analysis methodologies
Adherence to GAAP guidelines led to the company avoiding potential financial penalties
Resume Worded Institute October 2020
Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
Awarded the prestigious GARP Scholarship
Resume Worded University May 2015
Master of Business Administration - Finance
Thesis: 'Quantitative Risk Management for Financial Institutions'
Dean's List 2014 (Top 10%)
Risk Management Tools: Protecht, Galileo, Cura, Corprofit, Oracle GRC Manager
Financial Analysis: DCF Valuation, Financial Modeling, Economic Capital Modeling, Risk-adjusted Return, Liquidity Risk Analysis
Software & IT: Microsoft Office Suite, Advanced Excel, SQL, Python, R
Regulatory Knowledge: Basel III, Dodd-Frank, FATCA, EMIR, MiFID II
Certifications: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) - Level II (2019)
Projects: Implemented company-wide GRC system at Resume Worded leading to a 25% decrease in operational risk
Training & Workshops: Risk Management Workshop by Morgan Stanley (2016)
Publications: Authored 'Embracing Technology in Risk Management' in Financial Risk Forecast Quarterly (2020)
Your Name
Assurance Associate
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2022 - Present
Assurance Associate
Streamlined financial auditing processes, resulting in a 30% increase in team efficiency and meeting deliverable deadlines
Applied U.S. GAAP standards to financial reports, reducing inconsistencies and enhancing precision by 80%
Initiated new financial analysis procedures using Alteryx software, improving data accuracy by 60%
Ensured compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, preventing any legal complications or fine-related consequences
Conducted comprehensive external audits, identifying and mitigating risks to enhance business operations
Deloitte June 2021 - December 2021
Audit Intern
Led an internal audit team of 5, boosting collaboration efficiency by 25%
Directly contributed to financial statement analysis, detecting 10+ potential risk factors in a fiscal year
Adapted accounting systems to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), improving reporting coherence by 35%
Resume Worded September 2020 - June 2021
Finance Assistant
Assisted with tax documentation preparation, resulting in a 40% decrease in processing time
Maintained financial records compliant with SOX 404, ensuring no legal issues arose
Resume Worded Institute April 2021
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Completed certification while working full time as a Finance Assistant
Resume Worded University May 2020
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance
Cumulative GPA: 3.8/4.0
Relevant Coursework: Financial Reporting, Quantitative Statistics, Advanced Auditing
Accounting Software: Quickbooks, Xero, Zoho Books, Freshbooks, Wave, Sage 50cloud
Office Applications: Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams), Google Suite (Sheets, Drive, Meet)
Financial Analysis: Risk Assessment, Financial Statement Analysis, Internal & External Auditing, Tax Preparation, Cost and Managerial Accounting
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Courses: IFRS Certification Course (2023) - Resume Worded Institute
Projects: Developed a cost-saving strategy for a non-profit organization, resulting in a 15% reduction in annual expenditures
Leadership & Volunteering: Treasurer - Finance Club, Resume Worded University (2019-2020)
Awards: KPMG Outstanding Student Award in Finance (2020), Resume Worded University Dean's List (2017, 2018)
Your Name
Assurance Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2022 - Present
Assurance Specialist
Implemented enhanced auditing approaches, leading to the identification of 15% more discrepancies and promoting accurate financial documentation
Utilized Financial reporting software to improve report precision by 65%
Maintained updated knowledge of GAAP standards, ensuring 100% compliance in all financial tasks
Applied financial analysis principles to identify potential risk factors in investment portfolio, reducing business risk by 30%
Supported department's total compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act, eliminating potential audit findings
Ernst & Young June 2021 - January 2022
IT Audit Intern
Performed IT audits, identifying and remediating system vulnerabilities preemptively
Surpassed annual goals, achieving an efficiency increase of 15% in the use of Microsoft Access for data management
Effectively communicated audit findings to internal teams, improving interdepartmental understanding by 40% January 2020 - May 2021
Accounting Associate
Managed effective tax documentation, reducing error rate by 25% in fiscal year 2020
Proactively identified 5+ process improvements, saving company $20k annually
Risk Management: Risk Assessment, Risk Analysis, Internal Controls, Compliance Assurance, Regulatory Requirements
Tools & Software: Microsoft Excel, SQL, QuickBooks, Tableau, Python, SAP
Auditing: IT Audit, Financial Audit, Operational Audit, Audit Reports, Audit Planning, Internal Audit
Accounting: Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Tax Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Governmental Accounting
Certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Leadership & Volunteering: Junior Achievement Volunteer (Assisted in teaching financial literacy)
Projects: Led implementation of upgraded audit software, resulting in 20% increase in audit efficiency
Your Name
Assurance Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2022 - Present
Assurance Analyst
Implemented innovative auditing strategies to enhance efficiency by 20%
Spearheaded the application of U.S GAAP principles in financial analysis, improving financial report accuracy by 70%
Established a new standard for external audit, ensuring zero non-compliance fines for the company
Leveraged Alteryx for data analysis, enabling quicker decision making and a 25% improvement in business operations
Facilitated compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act and IFRS standards, minimizing potential audit findings
PricewaterhouseCoopers July 2021 - February 2022
Internal Audit Intern
Assisted with IT audits using Microsoft Access, contributing to system security and confidentiality
Supported tax preparation procedures, reducing tax document errors by 30%
Contributed to adherence to SOX 404, ensuring 100% audit compliance
Resume Worded September 2020 - June 2021
Financial Auditor
Conducted detailed financial audits, resulting in ensured financial integrity and 100% timely submission of reports
Resume Worded University June 2020
MBA with a specialization in Audit and Risk Management
Recieved full-ride scholarship based on academic merit.
Awards: Top Graduate, Dean's List (Top 10%)
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2019
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Completed this part-time while working full-time at Resume Worded
Audit Software: ACL, IDEA, Microsoft Excel, Oracle Financials, SAP
Compliance Standards: SOX, GAAP, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, HIPAA
Risk Management Techniques: SWOT Analysis, PEST Analysis, Risk Assessment, Risk Mapping, Quantitative Risk Analysis
Finance Systems & Tools: QuickBooks, SalesForce, Financial Modeling, Financial Forecasting, Budget Management
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Projects: Developed and implemented an internal audit software that increased the efficiency of the auditing process at Resume Worded
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer, Financial Literacy Campaign, March 2019 - March 2020
Awards: Assurance Analyst of the Year at, 2022

How do I add skills to an Audit Associate resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Audit Associate posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Internal Controls, Financial Reporting and Accounting are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Financial Accounting.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Auditing, External Audit and Financial Analysis - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Microsoft Access, Financial Statement Auditing and Financial Statements - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Emphasize your accounting skills.

As the job title suggests, accounting is a pretty common skill for Audit Associate roles. Use the infographic for examples of how to show accounting experience.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Audit Associate, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Audit Associate Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Audit Associate job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

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What hard skills should you include on an Audit Associate resume?

Here are some of the most popular skills we see on Audit Associate resumes:

  • External Audit
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Internal Controls

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